from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A saltworks.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An area used for saltmaking, especially in the East Anglian fenlands.
- n. A modern saltworks.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A building or place where salt is made by boiling or by evaporation; salt works.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A salt-works; a building in which salt is made by boiling or evaporation; more especially, a plot of retentive land, laid out in pools and walks, where the sea-water is admitted to be evaporated by the heat of the sun's rays.
Here is the definition of saltern from answers.com:
At the lower or northern end, a short divide separates it from the sea; and the waves, during the high westerly gales, run far inland: it would be easy to open a regular communication between the harbour and its saltern.
At grammatici saltern omnes in hanc descendent rerum tenuitatem, desintne aliquae nobis necessariae literarum, non cum
Writing to Farrel, he says, '_Spero_ capitale saltern fore judicium.'
'Si quis cum falso deuario inventus fueril -- fiat justitia mea, saltern de dextro pugno et de testiculis.'
Late morning was a trip to the saltern where we were able to see a large number of waders.
In order to establish the extent of genetic diversity in natural populations of this microbe, the genomic sequence of reference strain DSM 13855 was compared to metagenomic fragments recovered from climax saltern crystallizers and obtained with 454 sequencing technology.
Si tuam, saltern vacuam querelis ire tenore. circulus aevi. dimidiemua.
Quin tu aliquid saltern, potios qoorum indiget tisus Viminibus moUique paras detexere junco?
Produci possent et alia, sed ea sunt satis, superque, ut res ista ad fi« dem pertineat 3 vel sit saltern proxima fidei • Est igitur charitas habi« tualis amicitia quasi habitualis hominis ad Deum et charitas actualis amicitia actualis.
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